Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Batty Spinning!

I made several batts with my Kitten drum carder with the new motorized base. I really love spinning from batts. I think it's better than spinning with comb top because I can get fluffier yarn and spin long draw with the batts.
I like to take my batts and divide it into 8 peices, then roll them up with the length of the fiber to make rolrags. I can then predraft these a bit and roll them up into little nests, ready to spin. Now this yarn is the batt I carded up from the California Red and bamboo. It's hard for the camera to pick up all the wonderful Angelina in the fiber, but it's so sparkley and the yarn came out so yummy. The yarn was spun on my little Midi wt Bosworth. I got about 100 yards of woolen spun, fingering weight yarn off one spindle full. I Navajo plied for a 3 strand yarn. I'm thinking a pair of fingerless mitts would really be nice.
My spinning wheel has been neglected, so I started a bobbin this morning. I'll try to finish this up today. I dyed some wool and want to do some rainbow batts tomorrow!



4 comments:

Heidi said...

I am so impressed! Your final spinning is so precise and gorgeous. I still think that Ron is one sneaky guy, though...

And hey, my verification word is RESCUE. Hmmm...

Crafty Nurse Mary said...

Hi Heidi!
Thanks! This has been really fun to work on, and I'm spinning for a goal...fingerless mitts. My spinning has always been random...just spinning yarn because I was more or less practicing, what ever looked good to me. Now I'm planning my spinning more with projects in mind.
Hmmmm, Rescue huh? Are you going to rescue me from my obsession with wool? Ha Ha...I have 4 pounds of raw Corrindale on it's way! Not to mention the several pounds of Llama I just got. Llama was free though!

monica said...

The batts are absolutely beautiful!! They look so light and fluffy! I am definitely obsessed with wool! I have 5 fleece on the way and they weigh about 5 pounds each! Your spinning is lovely!

Crafty Nurse Mary said...

Thanks Monica!!!
WOW! 5 fleeces!!! Aren't you excited! I love doing raw fleece. It's been a lot of trial and error, a lot of work for sure! But so rewarding to see the results! I have lots of spinning to do and many projects to complete! This has been and adventure for me!
Mary